People are often surprised to learn about podiatry. It's interesting to discover that there's a medical specialty devoted entirely to feet.
But your feet are complicated little appendages. They contain 25 percent of the body's individual bones. The general condition of the feet mirror problems in the rest of the body.
Whenever you have foot pain, you should consult with a physician to determine the cause. The majority of foot pain in healthy patients is due to simple, treatable issues.
A bunion is a lump that grows outward from the base of your big toe. Many people inherit feet that are genetically prone to getting bunions, which then become worse because of lifestyle factors like spending a lot of time on your feet and tending to wear tight, uncomfortable shoes. Ballet teachers, nurses, and teachers are especially prone to developing bunions. Bunions can be both painful and unsightly, but luckily there are specific things you can do to treat them: